Proverbs 21:23 – “Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.”
When we are fraught with emotions we tend to say things, things that we don’t really mean and those that get us into a soup. Angry, hangry, overexcitement, and mood of the mob are examples of such emotions.
At these times, emotions get the better of us and even cause us to use words with meanings different than what we intend.
Peter warns us in the Bible (1 Peter 5:8) ‘Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.’ When we are emotion-filled, it is not a sin. But, what we do when we are in that situation can cause us to sin. Then, the roaring devil who prowls around seeking someone to devour from God’s family of believers, will have a gateway to spread his lies and weave his web of deceit around the believer before entangling them in it.
This is the reason why the Bible says (Ephesians 6:18) ‘praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints’. We must therefore be alert in the spirit at all times. Prayer keeps us ready for the temptations of tomorrow. Whatever the devil spins will cause him to be entangled in his web if we have on the armor of God. Even in times of pleasure or anger, we must be alert and remember that the devil is about waiting for these times to whisper doubts, lies, and temptations in our ears. Be alert. Pray in the spirit watchfully to be able to resist the devil and his wily ways. When we keep our mouth and tongue in control in times of anger or excitement, we can be sure not to give the devil a foothold in our lives. When we begin to control ourselves from talking or behaving contrary to God’s Word, then stabilize our minds based on the alertness from our spirit, we will be able to overcome. We will also see blessings and evidences of the fruits of the Spirit. God watches us. God rewards us in His time and accord for our obedience.